Ewa Kuligowska, MD

Emeritus Professor, Radiology

Ewa Kuligowska
88 E. Newton St Newton Pavilion


Dr. Kuligowska is Emeritus Professor of Radiology at Boston University School of Medicine. She was born and raised in Warsaw, Poland and earned her medical degree from Warsaw Medical School. She also completed her residency in diagnostic radiology in 1970 at Warsaw Medical School. In 1972, Kuligowska emigrated to the United States and completed a second residency in diagnostic radiology at Temple University in Philadelphia, followed by a fellowship in body imaging. She passed the American Board of Radiology examination in 1978 and moved to Boston to join the radiology department at BUSM in July of the same year.

In 1980, Kuligowska was appointed chief of the ultrasound section, and in 1993, chief of the abdominal imaging section at BMC. Kuligowska was promoted to professor of radiology in 1989 at BUSM.

In 1990 and 2002, Kuligowska received the teacher of the year award for radiology at BUSM. She has authored or co-authored more than 150 research articles, reviews and abstracts for national and international meetings. She also has authored one book and 15 book chapters.

Over the course of her career, Kuligowska‘s contributions have included developing and promoting ultrasound guided abdominal and pelvic biopsies and drainages using novel transrectal, transvaginal and abdominal approaches. She also has focused on ultrasound applications for the diagnosis and management of gynecologic disorders.

Kuligowska has mentored many young radiologists throughout her career, encouraging students, junior faculty and others to develop and pursue their academic careers while balancing their family and professional lives.


  • Medical University of Warsaw, MD


  • Published on 3/30/2015

    Bloch BN, Kuligowska E. Future role of ultrasound and MR imaging in prostate cancer: Editorial Comment on: T. Szopinski, A. Nowicki, F. Zatura, T. Golabek and P. Chlosta Novel trends in transrectal ultrasound imaging of prostate gland carcinoma. J Ultrason. 2015 Mar; 15(60):102-4. PMID: 26672493.

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  • Published on 3/1/2006

    Blake ME, Oates ME, Applegate K, Kuligowska E. Proposed program guidelines for pregnant radiology residents: a project supported by the American Association for Women Radiologists and the Association of Program Directors in Radiology. Acad Radiol. 2006 Mar; 13(3):391-401. PMID: 16488851.

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  • Published on 2/1/2006

    Lucey BC, Kuligowska E. Radiologic management of cysts in the abdomen and pelvis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2006 Feb; 186(2):562-73. PMID: 16423969.

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  • Published on 5/1/2005

    Bixby S, Tello R, Kuligowska E. Presence of a yolk sac on transvaginal sonography is the most reliable predictor of single-dose methotrexate treatment failure in ectopic pregnancy. J Ultrasound Med. 2005 May; 24(5):591-8. PMID: 15840789.

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  • Published on 1/1/2005

    Kuligowska E, Deeds L, Lu K. Pelvic pain: overlooked and underdiagnosed gynecologic conditions. Radiographics. 2005 Jan-Feb; 25(1):3-20. PMID: 15653583.

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  • Published on 9/1/2001

    Kuligowska E, Barish MA, Fenlon HM, Blake M. Predictors of prostate carcinoma: accuracy of gray-scale and color Doppler US and serum markers. Radiology. 2001 Sep; 220(3):757-64. PMID: 11526279.

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  • Published on 3/1/2001

    Chicoskie C, Chaoui A, Kuligowska E, Dember LM, Tello R. MRI isolation of infected renal cyst in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. Clin Imaging. 2001 Mar-Apr; 25(2):114-7. PMID: 11483421.

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  • Published on 9/1/1999

    Atkinson DS, Fenlon HM, Kuligowska E. Gastrointestinal/genitourinary case of the day. Liver infarction in a patient with sickle cell anemia, splenic atrophy, and gallstones. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1999 Sep; 173(3):788, 792-3. PMID: 10470926.

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  • Published on 9/1/1999

    Fonte JM, Varma JD, Kuligowska E. Thoracic case of the day. Kartagener's syndrome. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1999 Sep; 173(3):822, 826-7. PMID: 10470942.

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  • Published on 5/1/1998

    Wroblicka JT, Kuligowska E. One-step needle aspiration and lavage for the treatment of abdominal and pelvic abscesses. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1998 May; 170(5):1197-203. PMID: 9574584.

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